By MyNewPlace guest blogger, Ron Leshnower, About.com’s apartment living expert!
Nearly every apartment dweller (and property owner!) can use some advice for resolving thorny rental issues and making the most of their apartment experience. Many renters look online for the help they need, and sometimes they succeed in finding reliable information and useful tips through Web sites, blogs, and other resources.
But what if the Internet doesn’t speak to your specific situation? Consulting an attorney might help, but you may decide it’s not a practical or affordable solution.
Here’s another option to consider: talk to a government-approved housing counselor near you.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the United States. These agencies are staffed with people who can offer free or low-cost advice on a range of rental housing issues, as well as information and tips on home buying, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues, and reverse mortgages.
Find out how to locate a HUD-approved housing counselor in your area.
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